ac·a·de·mia | \ ˌa-kə-ˈdē-mē-ə \

Definition of academia 

: the life, community, or world of teachers, schools, and education : academe scientists in industry and academia a career in academia

Examples of academia in a Sentence

She found the business world very different from academia.

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This week's Workshop on Emoji Understanding, on the other hand, brought the focus squarely back into academia. Arielle Pardes, WIRED, "Academics Gathered to Share Emoji Research, and It Was 🔥," 27 June 2018 In addition to composing and performing, Blanchard has moved into academia. Contributing Writer,, "The man who toots New Orleans' horn, at home and in Hollywood," 31 May 2018 All this has amplified academia’s ongoing and intensifying debate about publishing ethics. Joe Karaganis, Washington Post, "Russia is building a new Napster — but for academic research," 13 July 2018 Many bring liberal, anti-war views from academia with them, which can put them in direct opposition with the firm in some areas. The Economist, "Google runs into more flak on artificial intelligence," 14 June 2018 The iPhone maker has come under some fire from some of its investors, as well as members of academia who have claimed Apple's products are too addictive. Chris Ciaccia, Fox News, "Apple WWDC preview: What to expect," 4 June 2018 Roth, who had been educated at Bucknell University and the University of Chicago before going on to teach creative writing at the University of Iowa, seemed to be perfect specimen of the MFA style promoted by academia. Jeet Heer, The New Republic, "Philip Roth, the Mandarin Joker," 23 May 2018 Becoming an expert in something romantic, like archaeological academia. The Cut, "The Married Mom Who Fantasizes About the School Principal," 25 Mar. 2018 After that, more new stories explored just how the dynamics of academia abetted harassment. Sarah Scoles, Outside Online, "The Harassment Problem in Scientific Dream Jobs," 21 May 2018

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First Known Use of academia

1903, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for academia

latinization of academy (with -ia suggesting a geographic entity), after its Latin etymon, Acadēmia

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